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Definition 1: a person you know well and regard with affection and trust - [noun denoting person]

Samples where friend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was my best friend at the university

(friend is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of friend ) a friend who attends the same school

(... is a kind of friend ) an associate who shares a room with you

(... is a kind of friend ) informal term for a friend of the same sex

(... is a kind of friend ) a person regarded very fondly

"the light of my life"

(... is a kind of friend ) any female friend

"Mary and her girlfriend organized the party"

(... is a kind of friend ) an associate who shares an apartment with you

(... is a kind of friend ) someone to whom private matters are confided

(... is a kind of friend ) a friend who is frequently in the company of another

"drinking companions" "comrades in arms"

(... is a kind of friend ) a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

(... is a kind of friend ) used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement

"Greetings, comrade!"

(... is a kind of friend ) the one friend who is closest to you

(... is a kind of friend ) a friend or comrade

(... is a kind of friend ) a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself

(... is an instance of friend) (Greek mythology) according to a Greek legend: when Pythias was sentenced to be executed Damon took his place to allow Pythias to get his affairs in order; when Pythias returned in time to save Damon the king was so impressed that he let them both live

(... is an instance of friend) the friend of Phintias who pledged his life that Phintias would return (4th century BC)

(... is an instance of friend) friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant released them both (4th century BC)

Definition 2: a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for friend in the sense of this definition

(friend is a kind of ...) a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

(... is an instance of friend) Englishman and Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania (1644-1718)

(... is a member of friend) a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers

Definition 3: a person with whom you are acquainted - [noun denoting person]

Samples where friend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances
  • we are friends of the family

Synonyms for friend in the sense of this definition

(friend is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of friend ) someone who occupies the same sleeping quarters as yourself

(... is a kind of friend ) someone who lives in the same camp you do

(... is a kind of friend ) (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship)

"he has powerful connections"

(... is a kind of friend ) a man at one end of a row of people

(... is a kind of friend ) a male friend from your neighborhood or hometown

(... is a kind of friend ) (nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship)

(... is a kind of friend ) a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships

(... is a kind of friend ) an acquaintance that you go to school with

Definition 4: an associate who provides cooperation or assistance - [noun denoting person]

Samples where friend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's a good ally in fight

Synonyms for friend in the sense of this definition

(friend is a kind of ...) a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor

"he had to consult his associate before continuing"

(... is a kind of friend ) a male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of blood) to treat another as his brother

Definition 5: a person who backs a politician or a team etc. - [noun denoting person]

Samples where friend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all their supporters came out for the game
  • they are friends of the library

Synonyms for friend in the sense of this definition

(friend is a kind of ...) a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

(... is a kind of friend ) an admirer of Greece and everything Greek

(... is a kind of friend ) a prominent supporter

"he is a pillar of the community"

(... is a kind of friend ) a supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War

(... is a kind of friend ) someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote

(... is a kind of friend ) an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works

(... is a kind of friend ) someone who expresses strong approval

(... is a kind of friend ) someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful

(... is a kind of friend ) someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture

(... is a kind of friend ) someone who upholds or maintains

"firm upholders of tradition" "they are sustainers of the idea of democracy"

(... is a kind of friend ) someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement

(... is a kind of friend ) a supporter of the economic policies in the United States known as the New Deal

(... is a kind of friend ) a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)

(... is a kind of friend ) a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts

(... is a kind of friend ) an admirer of England and things English

(... is a kind of friend ) a supporter who accepts something as true

(... is a kind of friend ) a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds

(... is a kind of friend ) an enthusiastic and vocal supporter

"he has become a cheerleader for therapeutic cloning"

(... is a kind of friend ) a supporter of the Confederate States of America

(... is a kind of friend ) a supporter of corporatism

(... is a kind of friend ) an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

(... is a kind of friend ) an admirer of France and everything French

(... is a kind of friend ) an advocate of unrestricted international trade

(... is a kind of friend ) an adherent of functionalism

(... is a kind of friend ) a supporter of the American Revolution

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